Raspberry Pi 5 – 8GB RAM

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Raspberry Pi 5 is up to three times faster, dual 4K displays, and packed with camera and USB upgrades. A real triple threat in mini-computing!

After much anticipation, the Raspberry Pi 5 has finally been launched! This mini-computing powerhouse is a game-changer, offering speed and versatility like never before. This latest iteration is a breakthrough in mini-computing, offering unprecedented speed and a host of new features. Prepare for a whole new level of computing excellence.

Raspberry Pi 5 is up to three times faster than its predecessor, making it perfect for smooth gaming, zippy browsing, and other¬†powerful applications.¬†And get this‚ÄĒit can run two 4K displays simultaneously. Oh, and did we mention it comes loaded with a host of other upgrades for cameras, displays, and USB? Because it absolutely does!

Features

  • 2.4GHz quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 CPU¬†ūüėé
  • VideoCore VII GPU, supporting OpenGL ES 3.1, Vulkan 1.2
  • Dual 4Kp60 HDMI¬ģ output (HDR + HEVC decoder)
  • LPDDR4X-4267 SDRAM (4GB and 8GB options)
  • Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi¬ģ +¬†Bluetooth 5.0 / BLE
  • microSD card slot (high-speed SDR104 mode)
  • PCIe 2.0 x1 interface for fast peripherals (requires adapter) ūü§Į
  • 4 √ó USB ports (2 x 3.0 @ 5Gbps & 2 x 2.0)
  • Gigabit Ethernet (PoE+ requires separate PoE+ HAT)
  • 2 √ó 4-lane MIPI camera/display ports¬†ūüė≤
  • 5V/5A DC power via USB-C, with Power Delivery support
  • Raspberry Pi standard 40-pin GPIO header
  • Real-time clock (RTC), powered from external battery

Oh, and did we mention it has a power button? That's right, folks! For the first time ever, you can turn off your Raspberry Pi without having to dive under the desk and wrestle with your power strip. Welcome to the future, where convenience is literally at the push of a button!

Essential accessories

Raspberry Pi 5 will work with a 5V 3A USB-C power supply, but to unlock best performance you'll want to grab an Official 27W USB-C PD Power Supply, especially if you're planning on powering power hungry peripherals like USB drives - be sure to pick up the correct plug for your region. You'll also need a micro SD card.

There's some new cooling options to make sure your Pi 5 remains comfy whilst under load. The Raspberry Pi 5 Official Case now comes with a built in fan and removable lid, or you could try the Raspberry Pi 5 Active Cooler - a combined heatsink/fan that bolts securely to your Pi and plugs into the handy onboard fan connector.

As is longstanding pirate tradition, we've also designed a brand new Pibow Case especially for Raspberry Pi 5 that keeps your Pi safe whilst allowing easy access to the GPIO, the power button and all the connectors. It's also compatible with the Active Cooler!

Bewildered by this list of options? Check out our Pi 5 Essentials Kit, which contains everything you need to get started.

Next level performance

Featuring a 64-bit quad-core Arm Cortex-A76 processor running at 2.4GHz¬†coupled with the up to 8GB LPDDR4 RAM, Raspberry Pi 5 delivers a 2‚Äď3√ó increase in CPU performance relative to Raspberry Pi 4. Alongside a substantial uplift in graphics performance from an 800MHz VideoCore VII GPU;

That's performance that you'll really notice when you're on the desktop, playing games, compiling your kernel for the umpteenth time trying to get Sound Blaster support working with Pulse Audio or just crunching some numbers for the LLM that powers your your automated cat GIF¬†scraping bot - meow!¬†ūüźĪ

Shift those bits!

Raspberry Pi 5 has a whole host of I/O upgrades. The SD card implementation now supports high-speed SDR104 mode doubling peak throughput - we're seeing 85+MB/s sequential read speeds in early tests!

The new RP1 "southbridge" chip (designed in-house at Raspberry Pi) supercharges the I/O capabilities delivering twice the USB bandwidth and two four-lane MIPI transceivers allowing higher resolution camera and display accessories.

There's also a user accessible single-lane PCIe 2.0 interface which can be used to connect up all sorts of lovely high speed hardware. If you're ready to swap your microSD card for some fast, high capacity solid state storage, check out our NVMe Base.

4K display support, dual micro-HDMI

There are dual micro-HDMI ports that support up to 4Kp60, to use your Raspberry Pi 5 with much larger displays with crisp, sharp, high resolution. Use the H.265 4Kp60 hardware decoding to watch 4K movies in your favourite media centre distro.

If you want to connect your Pi up to a HDMI monitor or TV (or two) you'll need a micro-HDMI cable (or a micro-HDMI adaptor, if you already have a standard HDMI cable).

Bluetooth 5.0 and wireless LAN

The new chipset supports Bluetooth 5.0 and also dual-band 802.11ac wireless LAN, like the previous generation Raspberry Pi, for quick wireless networking with less interference and better reception.

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